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Flying Squirrel

Very Difficult

Trail

0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Very Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 4' 1 m
Descent: -159' -48 m
High: 1,031' 314 m
Low: 877' 267 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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A one-way, downhill, double black diamond/expert-only singletrack with large jumps.

Terry Dahl

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Flying Squirrel is the Harbor's expert-level, one-way jump trail. Picking up where Danimal leaves off, it gets right to business starting off with a small drop to a narrow benchcut trail at steady speed. Several of the trail's longer jumps are in the first stint - so make sure you are warmed up and ready to get after it.

The jumps range in size from 12-24ft, and although most are "peanut" shaped tables, make sure you are comfortable with the distance and speed as a few of the rounded landings can still take you for a ride if you come up short. The benchcut trail mirrors Danimal - starting to the east from a right turn off east Woopidy Woo.

After carrying high speed through the first straight section, carefully following the hillside - you'll come to the first (and not last) wooden feature - a super fun left to right wall ride. It has a generous angle and don't be afraid to hit it with some speed. The first big wooden direction change is a good spot to catch your breath before the speed picks up heading downhill back west.

Long, mellow lips are pretty consistent throughout most of the trail and matched with higher speeds. There aren't too many surprises as the distances flow pretty well. One large step-up hip, and one straight, but mainly downhill with a few step downs.

About 3/4 of the way down, the trail naturally comes to a halt on a short uphill section where you'll find the largest wood feature, commonly referred to as the "whale tail". A short hike-a-bike takes you up above the step-up/step-down feature and down the trail. Take it easy off the end as your adrenaline can easily send you too far down, and get ready for a quick, high-speed lip on the next jump.

Continue off the steep wooden spine and head down through the rest of the trail. Near the end, you'll see an optional line to the right - give it a go - as long as you are going fast - it's mostly uphill. One last berm and a fun ending jump and you spit out on Garden Brook Trail to finish your fun descent back towards the road. Use caution when merging onto Garden Brook and understand this is NOT a one-way downhill trail after the intersection.

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Local Club: Copper Harbor Trails Club

Land Manager: Keweenaw County

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